Gautam Datt
Associate Editor
New Delhi
My Stories
Newsmaker: Standing up to trolls

The social media assault on external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is a symptom of a poison that makes people throw up bile and hatred.

A strategy to keep Cong on the defensive

Denouncing the imposition of Emergency in 1975 by Indira Gandhi has been an integral part of the BJP’s politics but the decibel levels against the dreadful decision has gone up significantly on the

Vital count: PM versus Singh's foreign visits

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four years in office, one of the most talked about aspects of his tenure has been his foreign visits and coparisons are often drawn with is predecessor Man

Decline of leftwing extremism

The crackdown by the Maharashtra police on what is termed as ‘Urban Moists’ in the Bhima-Koregaon case has highlighted the penetration of leftwing extremism in the cities even as the government cla

Delhi Golf Club removes Jaitely, Prasad, Pawar as members

The aristocratic Delhi Golf Club has removed the names of some political heavyweights, including Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad, as members.

Newsmaker: On BJP’s Target

The opposition unity has begun to sting the BJP and suddenly its invincibility index has begun to shrink.

Transparency Warriors

Did you know that the average asset of members of the newly ele­cted assem­bly in Karnataka is Rs 34.59 crore? One does not ha­ve to dig deep to find such nuggets.

Modi vs The Rest: A fact check

Just as opposition leaders fastened their seat belts for the rough electoral road ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shifted gears for 2019 as the government has already got into an election mode

Mallya case: Modi rejected UK’s doubts on Indian jails

India has rebuffed UK raising doubts about conditions of Indian prisons on the extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is wanted for defaulting loans from Indian banks worth thousands of cror

Govt sends mixed signals on dialogue with islamabad

The Modi government seems to be unsure about how to deal with Pakistan. Three top ministers have spoken about resumption of talks with Pakistan with different tone and tenor.